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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Supreme Court has just refused to hear a case about New York City schools prohibiting religious services on school premises. Hear what it means for area schools and worship groups. Plus: ABC's Christiane Amanpour on covering pro-democracy movements abroad and the elections in the U.S.; the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor; and the case against thrift and for consumer culture.


Remembering Pearl Harbor

On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Steven Gillon, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, author of Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War, and resident historian for the History Channel, talks about the ensuing 24 hours and takes calls from WWII veterans.

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New New York Taxes

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the Daily News, explains the new deal on taxes announced yesterday.

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Amanpour on Covering Democracy

Christiane Amanpour, host of ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour, talks about reporting on and covering pro-democracy movements this past year, and entering the presidential election cycle as a talk show host.

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Churches Out of Schools

After the Supreme Court let stand a ruling that the NYC Department of Education would not be discriminating if they prohibited renting space for worship services, several area congregations are scrambling to find alternative space. New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera (D, Bronx 14), founder of the New Life Outreach International church, and Matt Brown, organizing pastor of Park Slope Presbyterian Church, which is now holding Sunday morning services at John Jay High School, discuss the issue.

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Spend Away

Professor of history at Rutgers University and the author of Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your SoulJames Livingston takes the counterintuitive view that under-consumption wrecked the economy.

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A Big Week For Astronomy

It's been a big week for astronomy, with the discovery of both a giant black hole, and a "new Earth" -- a planet with very earth-like qualities about 600 light years away. Phil Plait, aka "The Bad Astronomer" at Discover Magazine, discusses the latest.

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